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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sugarplum Flowers

Here is my version of Prima's sweet little sugarplum flowers. I just can't justify the $5.00 price tag for 9 of these when I can so easily make them in just a few minutes, in any color I want, and at a tenth of the price! Here I used some of my Pion Design scraps from the "fairytale of spring" collection.


Materials: Three small (one-inch) punched/die cut flowers and three mini (half-inch) flowers, water to mist, glue, deco scissors, a stylus (or end of a thin paintbrush) and a foam mat (like a mouse pad). I used my EK Success retro punches but any five petal flower will do. 

Step 1: Trim the very tips of the 3 larger flowers with your deco scissors.

Step 2: Very lightly water mist all 6 flowers and crumple. Do not over wet them or they will rip.

 Step 3: Open them up while still damp.

Step 4: Glue the 3 larger flowers (off-set the petals) together and press into the foam mat to lift the petals.

Step 4: Glue 2 of the mini flowers (off-set the petals) in the middle and press again into the mat. It should look like this:

Step 5: Pinch together the last mini flower and glue into the middle.

Step 6: Slightly smash the center and let completely dry.

That's it! Super easy flowers and so cute on shabby layouts.

Here was my Prima inspiration, pretty close to the real thing don't you think? Mine are just a tiny bit smaller than theirs since I clipped off the ends of the petals.

Thanks for stopping by... let me know you were here :)

31 comments:

Just me said...

I agree, your's are lovely and can't beat the difference in price! Great job!

Sandi Smith said...

another awesome tutorial Vicky...they are beautiful!

MARILYN said...

Beautiful flowers!!! Thanks for the great tutorial, I will try it!

Valery said...

Wow, yours are just the same as the real thing. Thanks for this amazing tutorial... love them!

Janine K said...

Fabulous idea. Love the way that by simply creating a deckled edge on the flower punches it alters the entire design of the flower to something more special.

Sandi Cl~ said...

Awesome tutorial, Vicky!

Shona said...

oo awesome tutorial...love them and I will make them :)

busymartha said...

I am off to try these, thanks for sharing, Marilyn

Michelle said...

Ok... these are SO cool.. a must try for me!!! Love the Prima flowers, but either can't find them locally or they are just too pricey. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial to make my own!

Lisa Barrie said...

Thank you, these are so wonderful. Love the effect with the deckle scissors.

Linda said...

Love these. Great thinking to chip of the petals...I hadn't thought of that! Now I will try these! :D

Bonnie aka Cinnabon said...

another awesome flower tutorial! These look amazing and I am def. going to make them! Thanks so much for sharing, Vicky!

Renee VanEpps said...

They're even prettier than the real thing if you ask me!!! Thanks so much for sharing, I can not wait to try my hand at this :)

Pendra said...

I agree... I think yours are even prettier! Thanks for the tutorial!

cbuswell said...

Great job, these are so pretty! Thanks for the tutorial!!

Kottens corner said...

Wow, thanks a lot. Need to try that out.

Jeni O'Connor said...

Vicky you're so clever. These are awesome and great value for money. lol. Gorgeous work!

Charlotte Ravn said...

Wow they are georgeus Vicky!! Thank you for a really great tutorial!

Kylie Liston said...

Wow, thanks for sharing!! Just stumbled across your blog, fabulous inspiration! Thankyou!!
:-)

KarenC said...

These are the most beautiful flowers! I practiced them today & love them. Thank you for sharing!!

junqueandroses said...

Absolutely awesome. Thanks for the tut.

Eila Sandberg said...

Just gorgeous Vicky! you are so generous sharing all your wonderful tips! had to try making them pronto and they sure are pretty. xoxoxo

aska said...

Fantastyczne! Dziękuję za wspaniały kursik - na pewno skorzystam niejednokrotnie! Pazdrawiam:)

Marília Lopes said...

WOW...absolutely gorgeous!!!
Thanks for the tutorial.
Hugs

lindacreates said...

Thanks for the tutorial, they are beautiful.

Barbara said...

You are so clever! I love that you use stuff to make your flowers that I already have in my stash!

Ro Avila said...

Amo o seu trabalho...Lindo!!!!Obrigada por compartilhar....

Lenoria said...

These are beautiful and I am a late arriver to this site but I love it! Thanks for the tutorials on making the paper flowers.

Laurence said...

Fabulous tutorial ! TFS !

Lydell Quin said...

I have been making these for ages, but have never really been happy with them not being quite 'right'. The key is absolutely the decorative scissors!!! Fantastic idea! I have to try them again!!!!! TFS!!!!

Cyndi Honor said...

Thank you for the tutorial. I always prefer to make my own because it is more cost effective. These turned out beautiful and are just as if not more pretty then Prima's!